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SpringShire

SpringShire
Date Joined: May 24, 2021
Last Online: June 22, 2022
Birthday: August 27
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello, new swapping friends! Welcome to my little corner of swapbot. I'm not clever enough to make pretty profiles like many of you all, but hopefully, this will give you a little picture of who's behind the username.

I'm an Alaska Grown country gal living on the edge of urban life in South East USA. I dreamed of acres of space and used to sing "Don't fence me in" at the top of my lungs as a little girl. But here I am- neighbors on all sides and a little slice of space in between. I will never stop missing the forest and the quiet, but this is home for now and I am grateful.

I am in my mid/late 30s, happily married for double digits to my long-time best friend. He sometimes drives me bonkers with procrastinating, but he is a keeper and I can't imagine how bland life would be if he hadn't tumbled into mine! We have two ginger-haired fairies as children who have completely captured our hearts from the moment we knew that they were there. My family is my life's biggest adventure yet, and my everything.

I am an INFJ, if you are familiar with myers-briggs personality typing. Basically, I'm an introvert who seems serious but has a quirky inner personality and who probably understands you better than you might think. I'm pretty empathetic and making people feel seen and understood is important to me. My favorite thing is giving people a gift, or token that makes them smile. According to the sorting hat, I am a hufflepuff.

I work from home doing admin work, team management, and social media for small businesses, bloggers, and authors. Working from home has been my goal since I was a child, and I'm honored that I got to do it for so long! Currently taking a break while my kids are young and I'm homeschooling. (I'm also a homeschool alum!) I want to give them as many opportunities and learning experiences as I can, and that's hard to do working 50 hrs a week like I was!

In other random, probably not important but maybe amusing details:

  • I am a bit whimsical at heart. My style is somewhere between simple classic and whimsical fairy/hippy.

  • I can't dance for the life of me. But I'm never too old to twirl in the grass or dance in the creek with my kiddos.

  • If you can't find me, I'm probably barefoot wandering around the garden or looking at interesting things somewhere around my little yard. Who needs shoes??

  • I love rustic camping at the ocean with my family, hiking near a mountain stream, seeing the world from a quiet spot where I can hang up a hammock and read a book. I grew up canoeing and hope to take my kids on canoe adventures one day soon.

  • I love anything magical, whimsical, fairytale, nature-themed, or simply pretty. I'm not hard to please. If it's thoughtful, I love it.

  • I'm not a huge fangirl of any particular person or thing. I adore fairytales. I love Alton Brown because he doesn't just give you a recipe, he tells you why it's good...and it usually is!

  • I am a fan of good chocolate, good tea, boba, all the seeds, pretty stickers and anything beautiful.

  • Speaking of tea, I love black tea blends, green tea with fruit or citrus and I'll try almost anything once. I don't really care for strong pouchang or overly herbal flavors.

My weekend is booked...

You can't get enough of good tea or good books. I read a lot of clean fantasy, fairytale retellings, and historical fiction. But I'll read anything clean that is well recommended.

I'm currently reading: Autumn Fairy Trilogy by Brittany Flitcher.

Reading Goal for 2022: 6/120

What I'll create..

I'm not a great crafter, artist, or talented in any particular way. But, it's not about being perfect, but about doing something you enjoy, right?

Mostly, I sketch a little.

I like to try to pick things from my swap partner's profiles that they like or that remind me of what they're interested in or their username in some way. If you get a sketch from me, I probably looked at a bunch of ideas and combined them to create my own take on something that I thought you'd love.

I like to do paper crafts sometimes. Forms of Origami, Pocket Letters, pop-out cards. Anything that's not too complicated and looks pretty.

My garden is my therapy...

I've been growing things since I was 4 years old, and I've always had a strong connection to gardening and the magic of planting a seed and nurturing it to fruition.

I live in 7b, and I absolutely love that I can grow things year-round!

Some of my favorites are:

Finding new kinds of Zinnia to try. They are magical flowers that never stop blooming all season long, aren't fussy and my pollinators love them!

I'm a little addicted to basil and would love to grow every kind. I really love herbs in general and dream of having an established herb garden by my back door.

Peppers and tomatoes come in so many varieties and it delights me to try a new one or two each year.

I love trying new things and I love preserving my harvest as best i can.

Ratings

simplyjaded rated for Stickers and a Sketch - May on Jun 3, 2022
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Comment: I love the mushroom!!!!!
KIllerMal rated for Stickers and a Sketch - April on May 18, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely drawing, I also like the subject you have chosen :) I will use the stickers in the agenda :)
daohnelee rated for Stickers and a Sketch - March on Apr 9, 2022
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Comment: Love, love, love. Def met the requirements. And the sketch was such a darling one. I really appreciate that Chantel took the trouble to sketch things that I love <3
Erianna29 rated for Garden Dreams Seed Swap #2 on Mar 14, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much! These wonderful seeds will go right into my garden for the butterflies!!
theshyone rated for Wanna be PenPals? on Mar 1, 2022
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Comment: Oh my goodness! I got your letter today and I was so excited :D Thank you for the fun and pretty goodies, but the letter has to be my fave <3 I loved reading about your experiences living in different places. Cannot wait to reply, so expect a letter soon :)
Response: Yay!! I'm glad it arrived and that you enjoyed it. I'll look forward to hearing from you when you get a chance! :) <3
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely Sailor Moon drawing! Even the ticket and the stickers are so cute :3
Lablauri57 rated for Garden Dreams Seed Swap #1 on Feb 5, 2022
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Comment: If I could give a dozen hearts I would. Wow these are a great collection. I am going to have to sit down and figure out what’s what. Just a note, my great grandmother was a survivor of the walk of years. She was a princess . My grandfather was as Cherokee as they come. Wish I had asked him more questions…these are diffinetly going to be my favorite.
Response: Oh, what an amazing heritage! Living here on Cherokee land, I often think about what they may have cultivated and feel honored and humbled to grow them myself. The least I can do is preserve a bit of their history in this way. How very amazing that your ancestors survived and you are here to carry on their stories. 💓
RoxieLilly rated for Stickers and a Sketch - January on Jan 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank-you so much for the Steampunk fairy! 😊 Can’t wait to show it off to my Steampunk friends.
Response: I am delighted that you love it. 👏🏽
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Comment: Thanks for your letter! I'll send a reply soon. :)
Drachenfrau rated for Harry Potter letter #67 on Jan 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your wonderful letter from Madame Sprout, Chantel! Just like you, I'm a proud Hufflepuff. 🤗 I was in my late 20ies, as I read the Potter books for the first time and I still love them, although I didn't grow up with them.
kajsab rated for Stickers and a Sketch - November on Jan 5, 2022
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Comment: Took a while but your resend arrived and it's worth a heart. Thanks.
Response: WHEW. Glad that it arrived--with the picture this time. heh. :)
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Comment: I ABSOLUTELY LOVED your hand drawn card!!!!! Thank you for sharing your art with me.
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Comment: Thank you for the cute drawing! I really loved the play on my name haha! And thank you for the beautiful stickers aswell. <3
Snickerdoodle rated for Decorated Envie and Note #12 on Dec 11, 2021
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Comment: I loved the envelope, so beautiful! Alaska sounds like such a cool place, the northern lights must have been incredible there. I've seen them from Northern Ontario, which was very exciting, but they were definitely not as vibrant as I imagine they can get at higher latitudes. I would love to see them in their full glory
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Comment: Love the card, you did an excellent job. Hope you have a great holiday
SassyCat rated for Stocking Stuffers 2021 #5 on Nov 13, 2021
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Comment: Mahalo! I'm so excited to open it in Dec! Welcome to the Potter Universe and give your kitty a nose kiss for me! <3
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Comment: Ill try to write back soon
pianoheart rated for Stocking Stuffers 2021 #5 on Nov 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas :)
nancylee rated for Decorated Envie & Note #5 on Nov 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for working through the challenges the PO has been adding. I love the leaves and the image you shared. I still pick up leaves and look at the colors and shapes and runch in the piles when I help clean :) - Happy Autumn.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 33 2 2
Completed Fives Threes Ones
43 38 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

Ahdridri on Feb 5, 2022:

Hi Neville! I just wanted to send you a quick thank you for hosting the seed swap, I think it's been my favorite swap I've participated in! Wishing you an extra magical Spring season! Adriana

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